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Title:
At school : long ago and today
Author:
Brent, Lynnette R., 1965-
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Summary:
An introduction to how education has changed in the past one hundred years, discussing how buildings and classrooms, books and lessons, recess and after school activities, and ways of getting to school are different.
Language:
English
Contents:
The school year -- Getting to school -- Schools -- The students -- Workers in school -- The classroom -- Books and materials -- Lessons -- Music, art, and physical education -- Lunchtime -- Recess -- After school -- Conclusion.
Reading Level:
NC 760 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.3 0.5 73281.
ISBN:
9781403445339

9781403445391
Format :
Book

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This series compares daily life in today's world with daily life in the past through the use of primary source materials and contemporary photographs. A timeline in every book helps readers identify significant dates for change (for example, the first mass-produced pencils were introduced in 1880) between long ago and today.


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Do you know what it is like to walk an hour to get to school? Can you imagine a school with only one teacher for all grades? How is school different today than it was for children one hundred years ago? This book is an introduction to how education has changed in the past one hundred years, discussing how buildings and classrooms, books and lessons, recess and after school activities, and ways of getting to school are different.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Each slim volume presents a topic and compares and contrasts yesteryear's methods, practices, and norms with those of today. For example, in School, readers learn that in a span of 120 years, families in the U.S. went from being mostly rural to mainly urban, changing the way schools were operated and maintained. Most spreads address one topic (e.g., "Types of Homes, "Hot Weather Fun," "Shopping for Clothes," "The Classroom"), with one page describing how it was "long ago" and the other, how it is "today." Each page includes a paragraph of large-print text and a period photo or reproduction that enhances the comparisons. In At Home and At School, diverse groups are shown in both then and now photos. While the introductions state, "This is what you may have been doing if you lived 100 years ago," or something similar, none of the archival photos are dated. There are occasional broad generalizations and simplistic remarks, but overall the idea of how things have changed (or not) comes across. In each title, occasional "Times Change" factoids tell what happened in a certain year (first skateboard, school attendance became a law, etc.). Additional titles.-Jennifer England, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Each slim volume presents a topic and compares and contrasts yesteryear's methods, practices, and norms with those of today. For example, in School, readers learn that in a span of 120 years, families in the U.S. went from being mostly rural to mainly urban, changing the way schools were operated and maintained. Most spreads address one topic (e.g., "Types of Homes, "Hot Weather Fun," "Shopping for Clothes," "The Classroom"), with one page describing how it was "long ago" and the other, how it is "today." Each page includes a paragraph of large-print text and a period photo or reproduction that enhances the comparisons. In At Home and At School, diverse groups are shown in both then and now photos. While the introductions state, "This is what you may have been doing if you lived 100 years ago," or something similar, none of the archival photos are dated. There are occasional broad generalizations and simplistic remarks, but overall the idea of how things have changed (or not) comes across. In each title, occasional "Times Change" factoids tell what happened in a certain year (first skateboard, school attendance became a law, etc.). Additional titles.-Jennifer England, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.